Niger Coup D’état: Peter Obi Reveals What ECOWAS Should Do

Aug 13, 2023 | Uncategorized


  • Peter Obi has given ECOWAS tips on how to resolve the ongoing crisis in the landlocked Niger Republic
  • Obi said ECOWAS should employ diplomacy and dialogue in resolving the crisis after coup plotters took over power
  • ECOWAS had ordered a standby force against the military junta in the Niger Republic after the coup leaders refused to reinstate deposed President Mohamed Bazoum

The Labour Party( LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has revealed what the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) should do regarding the ongoing crisis in Niger Republic after the military took over power through a coup.

Obi said the Niger is a hot-button issue for ECOWAS, and dialogue and diplomacy should be used in resolving the crisis.

Peter Obi reveals what ECOWAS should do over Niger coup/ Peter Obi gives ECOWAS tips on resolving Niger crisis
Peter Obi gives ECOWAS tips on resolving the Niger crisis
Photo Credit: Mr Peter Obi/@BashirAhmaad
Source: UGC

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“Inevitably, Niger is a hot-button issue for ECOWAS, as well as various international interlocutors. Regardless of the positions taken by various parties that have direct or tangential interests in Niger, primacy must be given to dialogue and diplomacy towards a resolution with minimal disruptive impact on Nigeria and the West African sub-region.

“A total diplomatic resolution must take into consideration the realpolitik of the West African sub-region.”

In a post shared via his verified Twitter handle @PeterObi, he said diplomacy must remain top of the various conflict resolution options available to ECOWAS.

He commended the mediatory efforts of Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, His Eminence Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and His Royal Highness Sanusi Lamido Sanusi in resolving the crisis.

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The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, said President Tinubu should fix Nigeria first before thinking of restoring constitutional order in Niger.

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Source: Legit.ng





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